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26th Jan 2022

Accrington Stanley owner apologises for ‘sh*thouse’ comment about opposition player

Daniel Brown

The ‘shithouse’ phrase has reached new levels

Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt has apologised for a derogatory comment directed at Ipswich Town midfielder Sam Morsy.

Holt called the Tractor Boys’ captain a ‘s*** house’ on Twitter following the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Ipswich at Portman Road on Saturday.

Morsy was handed a four-game suspension following an incident with Stanley captain Ethan Hamilton, in which the Egyptian international appeared to raise his hands towards Hamilton’s face.

The Stanley chairman has since claimed that he ‘lost his patience’ before calling Morsy a shithouse – which led to him announcing that he was ‘leaving’ Twitter after an exchange of views with fans.

In a statement released on Wednesday (January 26), Holt insisted he ‘in no way defends Morsy’s actions’ and apologised for any offence caused.

Speaking on the club’s official website, Holt said: “On Saturday, I lost my patience and made a derogatory remark about an opposition player on my Twitter account.

“I am not for one minute defending what he did. I am however apologising for any offence I may have caused him, his club or others by my public remarks.

“As a chairman of a football club (that I don’t want to be), I am allowed to have opinions, but I accept I should not voice them as I did.

“In the end though, I am what I am, no excuses. These situations have come with the territory with me all my life.

“I didn’t want to own a football club and I am used to saying things as I see them. I do not claim to be always right but at the time of making statements I always think I’m right.

“I hope I don’t do it again but cannot make any promises. That’s how I roll.”

Stanley currently find themselves in 13th position in League One, while Ipswich’s recent run of good from has seen them climb up to eighth.

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